这是没有柠檬水这是一个空间站。

本·汤普森。”谷歌的美味的柠檬水":

It’s good to see one of the more tiresome myths of the last couple of years —每个人都想成为像苹果, just look at Google buying Motorola! — get put to bed once and for all.

我不会认为,谷歌想要“像苹果一样”,但是,谷歌没有在中国产生自己的大众市场消费电子产品将是一个更引人注目的,如果他们没有刚买的巢为30亿美元,和去年宣称谷歌眼镜没有花了。1他们抛弃了摩托罗拉,因为他们不能使它工作——摩托罗拉的收购后的设备,如果有的话,更不受欢迎的有效补充。摩托罗拉已经失去了在谷歌十亿美元一年,给予或获得。

说到三星,今天早上Re /代码报告that the leading Android OEM will dial back its OS differentiation efforts in favor of a purer — and more Google-centric — Android experience谷歌的另一个胜利。

While Re/code attempted to paint the latter deal as some sort of intimidation on Google’s part, it seems obvious that the reason Google “won” both of these deals was Motorola: specifically, Google likely offered to get out of hardware if Samsung cross-licensed their patents and stopped pseudo-forking Android. Given Samsung’s dominant position in the Android ecosystem, the Motorola bargaining chip very well may have been worth several billion dollars.

不要睡在联想I’ve long considered them the most likely global Samsung challenger.

我同意这是唯一部分不包括联想我认为联想可以利用摩托罗拉内部股权的Android市场份额But given that, why would Samsung want Google to divest itself of Motorola? Under Google, Motorola flailed在联想,似乎更多的三星的威胁从三星的角度来看,谷歌出售摩托罗拉联想是坏消息,而不是好消息三星很可能是担心谷歌收购摩托罗拉早在2012年,但不是在看到它挣扎过去18个月。

我没有亲身知情人士Google-Samsung谈判,但坚实的二手来源也正是重新编码报道——谷歌告诉三星就范,放弃雄心勃勃的新》杂志用户体验”,否则谷歌就不再许可其闭源软件地图,Gmail,YouTube等等——这种类型的暴力手段罗恩在Ars Technica王维报道10月份I don’t think it was much of a negotiation at all; Samsung has little to threaten Google with, and Google has much to threaten Samsung with三星的只能放弃安卓对于Windows Phone或Tizen,或把一个亚马逊和叉Android,失去谷歌所有的专有部分这些选项是对三星有利,至少不是今天。

Samsung is far and away the leading Android handset maker, but what leverage does that give them over Google? None, until and unless they have a feasible alternative OS strategy目前,尤其是星系S4低于三星的销售预期,当Google告诉三星,三星要求“多高?”

至于谷歌收购摩托罗拉的,我看不出这是任何少于一个数十亿美元的错误事实证明他们的专利牙齿在法庭上,他们的设备已经悲惨地不受欢迎我看到的不是一个单一的方式,谷歌是最好的拥有摩托罗拉,和几个数十亿美元,这是更糟。


  1. 汤普森,平心而论,他写了这就在几周前,表明他也认为谷歌的收购是一个迹象表明他们重视消费者硬件产品。↩︎

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